Baptist Hospital finishes design plans for new behavioral health unit

Baptist Hospital has finalized design plans for a new behavioral health unit that administrators say will be constructed in Pensacola with “state-of-the-art” design features proven to help mental health healing.

The approximately 50,000-square-foot facility will be built as part of the new Baptist Hospital campus located at the intersection of Brent Lane and Interstate 110 at an estimated cost of over $30 million.

The decision on the part of Baptist Hospital administrators to include the behavioral health unit in the new campus plans was made in response to an increasing need for mental health services across the country and also, specifically, in Pensacola.

A Baptist Hospital design plan shows a dayroom that will be included as part of a new behavioral health unit.

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“I think we’ve seen it all over the country, the need for mental health services has really been exacerbated by the pandemic,” said Brett Aldridge, senior vice president of strategy and business development and administrator of Baptist Hospital.

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